Enjoying the Peaceful Pause

I love this time of year, the pause between Christmas and the New Year. I’ve been able to enjoy it throughout my life, as a kid, a student, staff at a University, and now that I’m self-employed. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the past and...

Reading Highlights 2020

Since 2012 I’ve kept track of the books I read in Goodreads. I’ve set a reading challenge for myself each year since 2014. Sometimes I reach it, often I don’t. I like the idea of reading a book a week, but after reading 60 books in 2018 & 88 in...

A hard COVID Christmas

I wanted to make another ukulele Christmas song video this year, but with the pandemic, it’s been really hard to find any holiday spirit. I remembered the Dolly Parton song “Hard Candy Christmas” from the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas...

Fridge Magnet Poetry

I may not participate in most of the so-called social mediums, but that doesn’t meant that I don’t spend time doing silly things online. One of my recent faves is https://frij.io/ Each day a new set of words is presented, displayed as a virtual fridge...

Write More

All signs are pointing me to: write more. Focus on quantity. Show up. Show up even when weary, lost, confused and fearful. But show up and write. Something, anything. Don’t stop making an effort towards quality, but get over it. There’s no judge here...